Series: Trashy Affair #1
on August 3rd 2017
Genres: Contemporary Romance
I received this book for free from in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
Never flirt with temptation.
Never lust after what I can’t have.And never, under any circumstances, screw a married man again.
By the time this story is told, I’ll have failed at all three…
With my heart and reputation in ruins, I can’t afford to make another mistake. Boarding a flight to Seattle is supposed to give me a clean slate, but from the moment Cash Montgomery slides into the seat next to mine, I’m captivated by his steel eyes that see too much. I ache for this stranger in a way I’ve never ached for anyone.
But I didn’t know he was married, and I sure as hell didn’t see the curveball fate had in store. My clean slate in Seattle isn’t so clean after all because my new boss is the man forbidden to me.
And the only man I want.
The only man I’ll do anything for, even if it means breaking the promise I made to myself when I fled my old life in shame.
I wasn’t supposed to fall for a married man, but I did.
NOTE FROM THE AUTHOR: Though the subject matter deals with cheating, there are no innocent parties here. Book 1 in the Trashy Affair series.
This story gave me the hick-ups. I mean, that’s what happens when you INHALE a book like I did Trashy Foreplay. It’s one of those reads that when I realized how close to the end I was reaching, I started to feel sad that it was almost over. I couldn’t fathom not having Cash and Jules to pant over. I started to worry about the pace of the story and how Ms. James was going to wrap it up. Then I discovered, much to my delight, that it’s a part of a series…YAY US!!
This story starts out strong and never lets up. When the opens Jules is lamenting the demise of her relationship with a boy named Chris. It’s not entirely her fault, it takes two, and that is a message that plays loud over the course of the book. Soon after, Jules meets Cash, and both start to believe in fate. What put them in first class as seat mates, why are they so drawn to each other?
“From the first moment I looked into his eyes, the earth seemed to stop. And when he touched me, bringing me back from the edge of fear and despair, my body came alive . Why I feel safe enough to confide in him, I’m not sure, but maybe I just need to break”
We get their story from both of their perspectives, which gives us a truly comprehensive view of Jules and Cash’s feelings. The stakes are very high and there are many great unknowns, adding a element of mystery to Cash’s wife Monica who seems to have something going on the side and no real love for Cash. With the pacing of this story is very much about flirting and wanting something you shouldn’t want nor should you have. Sometimes the timing is simply all wrong.
Gemma James leaves us with dangling but not too close to the edge. There’s much to ponder about Cash and Monica, Cash and Kaden, but most especially Cash and Jules. I really can’t wait for book 2, Trashy Conquest, and to be pulled from the edge. Although this my first Gemma James so I’m not certain if it’s her style to push us over. However it goes it’s gonna be a fun ride.
~Review by Cyndi